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Wait for 3000 series or go for 2080ti

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by James Bickerton, 17 Jun 2020.

  1. James Bickerton

    Associate

    Joined: 17 Jun 2020

    Posts: 1

    Hi,

    Im sure lots of people are in this situation, like every 2 years when the gpu series are updated. I just want to know peoples opinions.

    I've just upgraded to the i9-10900k with 32 gb 3200hz ram, new mo-bo and the rest of the trimmings, im currently running a 1080ti and haven't invested in the 2080ti as i am aware the 3000 series are on the horizon.

    What would everyone else do?

    Hold out for the new series without knowing a release date or just invest in the 2080ti?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. bagel

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Apr 2020

    Posts: 337

    I'd wait. Doesn't make sense to me to upgrade so close to the end of this generations cycle, especially when you have a very decent (still top end) card already to keep you going.

    New cards are expected before the end of the year
     
  3. [email protected]

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 27,434

    If it's still performing well enough for you I'd keep the 1080Ti. It's a gem of a GPU. However, if you're still intending on buying something new and shiny then you may as well wait.
     
  4. lsg1r

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,500

    Location: King's Lynn

    I'd wait... if I knew something 'newer' was coming out relatively soon I'd only buy now if it was absolutely necessary (ie something fails).
     
  5. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2019

    Posts: 3,538

    Depends how long you are prepared to wait
    How many gpu paper launches have we seen over the years
    Yeah they may release on X date
    But trying to get ones a different matter
     
  6. bagel

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Apr 2020

    Posts: 337

    Even still, £1k+ for around a 25% performance increase doesn't seem like a great value proposition
     
  7. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2019

    Posts: 3,538

    No its not great
    But a grand to some people is pocket change lol
    So a lot depends on your circumstances
    If I was a millionaire dropping a grand for 25% increase would be easy
     
  8. bagel

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Apr 2020

    Posts: 337

    true, but in that case it's unlikely a millionaire would be a asking on a forum whether or not to upgrade to a top end card almost two years after its release :p
     
  9. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2019

    Posts: 3,538

    Maybe they're a very indecisive millionaire lol